- By Kevin Parr

The Twitch

  • Title: The Twitch
  • Author: Kevin Parr
  • ISBN: 9781908717986
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Twitch One year One list Five bodies Edward J Banger is a man obsessed The drudgery of a nine to five job the pressures of maintaining a healthy marriage and raising teenage girls are unwelcome inconvenienc

    One year One list Five bodies Edward J Banger is a man obsessed The drudgery of a nine to five job, the pressures of maintaining a healthy marriage and raising teenage girls are unwelcome inconveniences The real challenge is ticking boxes He is determined to win the annual bird race, a competition steeped in history and glory All he has to do is see species ofOne year One list Five bodies Edward J Banger is a man obsessed The drudgery of a nine to five job, the pressures of maintaining a healthy marriage and raising teenage girls are unwelcome inconveniences The real challenge is ticking boxes He is determined to win the annual bird race, a competition steeped in history and glory All he has to do is see species of birds in the British Isles than anyone else, all within a single calendar year and he is willing to do anything to win Anything The Twitch is a viciously funny black comedy with an obnoxious sod as its central character After accidentally wiping out one element of the competition, Edward Banger begins to see opportunities to get ahead by using the most unlikely tactics His steady descent into darkness may not be the ideal bedtime story, but you ll never look at a twitcher the same way again.

    1 thought on “The Twitch

    1. I’m not a bird watcher, but I am a murderer - so, I could immediately relate to the protagonist - Ted Banger - at that level. Kevin Parr’s book is a fast-paced and exceptionally funny read, that will make you laugh out loud. Probably best, therefore, not to read ‘The Twitch’ in a public library, where laughing is generally frowned upon. Instead, why not buy the book and then leaf through it in a provincial butcher shop? After all, butchers are generally apple-cheeked and fun-loving peopl [...]

    2. This is one of two books I bought in Oxford the week before last. The first was in the shop window and caught my eye so I went inside and then this cover and title caught my eye so I bought it too. Both purchases were testaments to the power of advertising – or communication. If they hadn’t promoted themselves I wouldn’t have known that they existed and I wouldn’t have bought them. I’m very glad that I bought The Twitch – it’s a fun book.It’s also a rather ‘laddish‘ book – [...]

    3. This is supposed to be a humorous book. I may have laughed once, towards the end. Clearly, not my cup of tea. If you are very into birding then there may be enough to hold your interest (if the dated treatment of women isn't too off-putting).

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *